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Human rights charities: Women's rights
These charities protect and promote the rights of women worldwide.

Registered charity
No. 1079290
Acid Survivors Trust International

The Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI) is a UK based charity that supports organisations working in countries where there is a problem of acid violence. ASTI is committed to providing free long term treatment and rehabilitation care for survivors of acid attacks. ASTI recruits teams of volunteers who can offer medical, surgical, and other forms of professional assistance where it is needed. ASTI is the only organisation dedicated to addressing this grave abuse of human rights in an international context, encouraging and coordinating the interchange of experience and ideas of how to combat this seemingly global crime against humanity.


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Registered charity
No. 1086873
ADVANCE Advocacy Project

ADVANCE supports women and children suffering DOMESTIC VIOLENCE in Hammersmith and Fulham, also in Brent. It offers advice, advocacy and guidance 365 days a year providing crisis intervention and a range of support for victims going through the court process.


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Registered charity
No. SC 034182
Al-Meezan

Al-Meezan is a non-profit, non-political organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of Islamic learning for women, children and youth. Established in 1998, by a small team of dedicated individuals, today Al-Meezan provides Islamic education to over 600 women, children and teenagers in Glasgow.


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Registered charity
No. 1082581
Asha Nepal

Asha Nepal is a human rights organisation working for women and girls in Nepal. It supports projects to help those from abusive and exploitative situations such as trafficking into the sex industry and domestic labour. Its aim is to empower females through education, training and security, giving them a voice.


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Registered charity
No. 1098544
ASIRT

ASIRT?s aims are: the provision of relief, including food parcels, cooked meals, child-care supplies, advocacy, legal representation and advice for asylum-seekers, refugees and their dependants in Birmingham and the West Midlands who are in condition of destitution, hardship and distress.


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Registered charity
No. 290367
The Associated Country Women Of The World

This is an international membership organisation that supports rural women and their families through education, training and community development programmes. It gives women a voice at International level through its links with United Nations agencies. It has administrative offices in London and organises a conference every 3rd year.


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Registered charity
No. SC040373
Bedari Scotland

International Development, women and children Rights


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Registered charity
No. 1127126
Berkshire East & South Bucks Women's Aid

Berkshire East & South Bucks Women's Aid provides support for victims of domestic violence throughout East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. One in four women suffer some form of emotional, mental or physical abuse, and it affects women of all ages, cultures, backgrounds and professions. Services include refuge space for women and children, resettlement for families leaving the refuge, and advice and support for families suffering from domestic abuse. Berkshire East & South Bucks Women's Aid is a registered charity, set up in 1976.


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Registered charity
No. 1120849
Bloom Trust International

Bloom Trust International aims to create awareness of the global water and malaria crisis and raise money to fund efficient and sustainable water,malaria and sanitation projects. The aim is to overcome poverty,and sickness,with access to safe drinking clean water and Beat Back Malaria.


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Registered charity
No. 1070400
Chelmsford Women's Aid

Chelmsford Women?s Aid seeks to support women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. It encourages them to develop skills and confidence which enables them to exercise their own power and use all available opportunities and choices to successfully move on in their lives.


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Registered charity
No. 1070400
Chelmsford Women's Aid

Chelmsford Women?s Aid seeks to support women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. It encourages them to develop skills and confidence which enables them to exercise their own power and use all available opportunities and choices to successfully move on in their lives.


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Registered charity
No. 277354
Communitas International

Communitas International doesn't do its own thing. We believe that partnership with existing indigenous, passionate, innovative organisations who are fighting poverty within their own society is the most effective and sustainable way to confront poverty and marginalisation.


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Registered charity
No. 23753R
Cymorth i Ferched - Welsh Women's Aid

Welsh Women's Aid is campaigning to end domestic abuse. Groups provide services for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. WWA runs the Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline, a free 24 hour, bilingual and confidential service with support and information for those experiencing domestic abuse.


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Registered charity
No. 1098452
Dialdruglink

Dialdruglink is the leading charity in Cambridgeshire working with young people at risk of sexual exploition and substance misuse. We improve the lives of young people in danger, providing a safe place to explore positive change.


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Registered charity
No. 1106021
Divine Grace Ministries Int.

Helps to alleviate poverty in Africa. Building orphanages for the fatherless and motherless children. supporting the poorest of the poor financially. we give grants and interest free soft loans to Widows, single mothers and the poor families in need


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Registered charity
No. 504224
Doncaster Women's Aid

Doncaster Women's Aid works with women and their children who are living with or fleeing Domestic Violence by providing advice and community services and refuge accommodation.


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Registered charity
No. 1083549
DVIP

DVIP support women and children who have experienced domestic violence and work to end domestic abuse. We provide services for people who use violence and their victims to help break the cycle of abuse.


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Registered charity
No. 1091544
East Lancashire Women's Refuge Association

East Lancashire Women's Refuge Association has saved over 5,000 women and children since its refuge provision was established in 1976. It runs the largest refuge in Lancashire; delivers excellent community based services; supports telephone helpline; enabling women to make informed choices and empowering them to live free from Domestic Violence.


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Registered charity
No. 275048
Eaves

Eaves' ethos is to put women first. It provides services to support and promote the interests of vulnerable, excluded and exploited women and children. These include women trafficked into prostitution in the UK, homeless women with additional support needs, women and children fleeing domestic violence. The charity also conducts essential research on all issues of violence against women.


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Registered charity
No. 1010629
Education For Choice

Education For Choice is dedicated to helping young people make informed decisions about pregnancy and abortion. It runs workshops in schools, trains professionals, and raises awareness through its media and advocacy work. Because of EFC young people are better able to avoid unintended pregnancy, to stay safe and be healthy.


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Registered charity
No. 1113288
Equal Rights Trust

The Equal Rights Trust is a new international advocacy organisation launched in January 2007. Established as a resource centre and think tank, its purpose is to combat discrimination and promote equality as a fundamental human right and a basic principle of social justice, developing strategies for translating the principles of equality into practice.


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Registered charity
No. 1108769
The Fawcett Society

The Fawcett Society is the UK?s leading campaign for women?s rights. We believe that when individual women are able to realize their potential, the benefits will be felt across society. The Fawcett Society makes a difference by campaigning for legislative change, influencing practice, and empowering women and men to effect change at a grassroots level.


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Registered charity
No. 292403
Foundation For Women's Health Research And Development

FORWARD works to promote action to bring about positive social change to enhance the well being & protect the dignity of African girls & women globally. FORWARD is committed to eliminating harmful gender-based discriminatory practices that violate the sexual and reproductive health & rights of girls & women, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) & child marriage.


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Registered charity
No. 1104094
FPWP/Hibiscus

The Female Prisoners Welfare Project (FPWP) / Hibiscus provides support for females of all ethnic origins and nationalities within the UK criminal justice system. The charity provides a practical, impartial and supportive service to women who have often suffered stigma, discrimination and abuse.


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Registered charity
No. 1085071
Friends Of Asha (GB)

Friends of Asha (GB) raises money and awareness for the work of Asha Community Health & Development Society. Asha works in 46 slum colonies in Delhi, India. It improves health and provides support and education for over 300,000 slum dwellers, enabling them to make positive changes to their lives.


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Registered charity
No. 1114585
Friends of the Alola Foundation

We work within the UK to raise funds for projects that enable the women and children of East Timor to have a better future.


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Registered charity
No. 1123908
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit provides legal immigration, advice and representation. Many of the people they see are people who are seeking protection in the UK who are especially vulnerable, including women fleeing violence, separated children, and people who are destitute.


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Registered charity
No. 296590
Greggs Foundation

The Greggs Foundation aims to alleviate financial hardship amongst those most affected in the North East and around the UK. It does this through the delivery of a range of grant programmes. The Main Grants programme makes grants of up to 45,000 to charitable organisations in the North East of England. The small grants programme makes grants of up to 1,000 to charitable organisations throughout England, Wales and Scotland. The Hardship Fund makes grants in the North East of England of up to 150 to families experiencing extreme financial hardship. The breakfast Club Scheme provides funding to allow disadvantaged children to get a healthy breakfast before the start of the school day.

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www.greggsfoundation.org.uk


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Registered charity
No. 1111048
Helen Bamber Foundation

The Helen Bamber Foundation is a UK-based human rights organization established as a charity in April 2005. We provide medical consultation, therapeutic care, human rights advocacy and practical support to survivors of gross human rights violations and other forms of extreme cruelty. The population we serve comes from over 70 countries. They are survivors of torture, domestic violence, honour killings, genocide and rape. They are men, women and children, who have been trafficked for the purposes of labor and sexual exploitation. Their experiences reflect the myriad patterns of oppression and political violence that plague the world in which we live. The service is provided by a multi disciplinary team of professionals comprised of therapists, doctors, psychiatrists, caseworkers and interpreters. The practice is united by the team?s commitment to upholding principles of human rights and to treating the people who seek our services with dignity and respect.


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Registered charity
No. 294555
Hestia Housing and Support

Hestia aims to empower vulnerable people, so that they can make positive changes in their lives. We support over 2,500 adults and children each year, including women and children surviving domestic violence, adults living with long-term physical or mental health problems, and young men at risk of offending


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Registered charity
No. 1100101
Human Rights Watch

One of the world's leading independent organisations dedicated to defending human rights. Human Rights Watch works relentlessly to expose violators and give voice to the oppressed. Its rigorous, objective investigations make HRW an indisputable source of information for journalists, policy-makers, and diplomats.


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Registered charity
No. 1046650
INQUEST

It provides a free advice service to bereaved people on contentious deaths and their investigation with a particular focus on deaths in custody. Casework also informs it's research, parliamentary, campaigning and policy work.


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Registered charity
No. 1001698
Interact Worldwide

Interact Worldwide works in collaborative partnerships with local and national organisations and governments, to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal health care, family planning and HIV/AIDS services, of some of the poorest and most marginalised people in the world. Whole communities benefit but especially marginalised groups such as women, children and those living with HIV/ AIDS. Interact Worldwide is an INGO ? an international charity with over 30 years experience and relies on donations to fund its overseas projects and programmes.


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Registered charity
No. 327553
International Alert

For over 23 years, International Alert has been the UK?s leading peacebuilding charity working in Africa, Asia and the Caucasus. We support local communities that have been affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects for a peaceful future and at the same time, work with governments and other decision-makers (e.g. EC, UN, the African Union) to improve policy and practice.

When a war ends, the threat of violence doesn?t go away. And while insecurity remains, development work alone is not effective; you can build a school, but while children don?t feel safe they?ll be too afraid to attend. Only when there is peace, can a country take steps to lift itself out of poverty.


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Registered charity
No. 291167
Jeevika Trust

Jeevika Trust is a registered charity that aims to tackle the roots of Indian poverty by revitalising rural communities. It works with people on the margins of rural society, low-caste and tribal people, especially disadvantaged women, to help them build and sustain their individual, family and community livelihoods.


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Registered charity
No. 1037236
Kurdish Human Rights Project

The KHRP has a vision for a future based on justice, equality, and the rule of law. It pioneers the upholding of human rights for all people in the Kurdish regions and beyond through raising awareness of the situation of the Kurds in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, the Caucasus and elsewhere and bring an end to the violation of the rights of Kurds and others in these countries.


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Registered charity
No. 1112674
Life Uplifted by Change In Africa

Life Uplifted by Change In Africa (LUCIA), is a charity run entirely by enthusiastic volunteers. It aims to improve the lives of people living in poor areas of Africa. It does this using various methods including Self Help Groups, Sustainable Development programmes, Orphan Girls and Street Children Projects.


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Registered charity
No. 1000514
Lincoln Women's Aid

It helps all women and children who are suffering domestic violence (physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse), especially those living in the Lincoln area and South Kesteven. Services include safe accommodation in Lincoln Refuge; advice and support at Lincoln and Grantham Women's Centres and the Young People's Project.


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Registered charity
No. 1121923
Loughborough Women's Aid

Loughborough Women's Aid provides outreach support or safe accomodation for all women, with or without children who are suffering any form of domestic abuse, including physical, economic, emotional, spiritual, sexual and mental abuse. Loughborough Women's Aid also provides outreach support to men who are suffering from domestic abuse.


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Registered charity
No. 1117852
The National Bullying Helpline

We help adults and children who are stressed due to bullying, harassment, victimisation, discrimination and/or stalking issues. We specialise in workplace bullying and playground bullying. The helpline provides confidential, impartial and practical guidance.


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Registered charity
No. 1115360
National Centre for Domestic Violence

NCDV is a charity which provides fast and free legal advice and support to victims of domestic violence. The service is available to anybody regardless of age, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.


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Registered charity
No. 1098450
North Devon Women's Aid

We work with victims of domestic violence and abuse throughout North Devon and Torridge. We provide a Refuge for women fleeing from domestic violence . Our Outreach support team works with women to make safety plans, provides practical support and advice and delivers "pattern changing" courses. We also work with children and young people who have experienced domestic violence.


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Registered charity
No. 1103071
Nottingham Rape Crisis Centre

Nottingham Rape Crisis Centre (NRCC) offers counselling and support to women over the age of sixteen who have experienced rape, childhood sexual abuse or sexual harassment. NRCC operates a telephone help line for 22 hours a week and provides face-to-face support and counselling service staffed by trained counsellors and Volunteer Support Workers.


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Registered charity
No. 1086404
The OpenTrust

Thank you for choosing to support openDemocracy at this critical time. Your donations allow us to make our independent, incisive commentary available to all regardless of geographical or economic boundaries. Donations to the Open Trust are made with the request that, at the discretion of the trustees, the donation is used to support the educational programs of openDemocracy.


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Registered charity
No. 202918
Oxfam

Oxfam is a vibrant global movement of dedicated people fighting poverty. From saving lives and developing projects that put poor people in charge of their lives and livelihoods, to campaigning for change that lasts. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SCO 039042).


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Registered charity
No. SC019087
Rape and Abuse Support Aberdeen

It works to challenge any prejudicial attitudes towards survivors of sexual violence. It works with member groups to ensure survivors are offered consistent, high quality support. It provides a national Helpline to offer support to survivors of sexual violence across Scotland.


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Registered charity
No. 277424
Refuge

Refuge is a national charity for women and children who experience domestic violence, providing emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support. Since opening the world's first women's safe house in London in 1971, Refuge has grown to become the UK's largest organisation of its kind, helping and supporting women and children experiencing domestic violence and acting as a national 'lifeline' for up to 80,000 victims of domestic abuse every year.


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Registered charity
No. 1065846
Rise

Rise supports women, children and young people living with the effects of domestic abuse in Brighton, Hove and West Sussex. Being in an abusive relationship has damaging effects on a woman?s life. 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and 2 women a week are killed by their partner or former partner. Rise is here to help. If you or someone you know is affected by an abusive relationship Call Rise on 01273 622 822. Visit http://www.riseuk.org.uk


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Registered charity
No. 1125076
Seeds for Development

We aim to lift Ugandan farmers out of poverty & support self-sustainability by providing risk free loans in the form of agricultural inputs such as seed & fertiliser direct to farmers. 100% loan repayment so far & an amazing positive impact on the farmers, now working with 400 farmers


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Registered charity
No. SC008837
Shakti Women's Aid

Shakti Women’s aid is a voluntary organisation which offers support and information to all black minority ethnic women and their children experiencing and or fleeing from domestic abuse from their partners/husbands, ex-partners and other family members


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Registered charity
No. 1104507
Solace Surviving Persecution and Exile

Solace is a charity which provides free counselling, psychotherapy and advocacy in the Yorkshire and Humber region to the survivors of persecution and exile, many of whom have been traumatised by torture, rape, the death or disappearance of loved ones and often combinations of all of these and other atrocities.


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Registered charity
No. 1088844
Standing Together Against Domestic Violence

Established in 1998, Standing Together Against Domestic Violence coordinates the ground-breaking multi-agency response to domestic violence. Standing Together influences national policy and practice by initiating and driving innovation, providing safer options for women and their children and holding perpetrators accountable. Standing Together builds and supports effective multi agency partnerships throughout the UK to meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence.

Standing Together believes that that domestic violence is a serious and high volume crime which no one agency can deal with effectively if acting alone. It destroys families and damages society. The facts about domestic violence are shocking and all communities, classes and ages are affected. 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence. Two women are murdered in the UK by their current or former partner every week.

Standing Together trains all agencies to deal with domestic violence effectively and consults with survivors to inform improvements in services.


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Registered charity
No. 1119969
Stockport Women's Centre

Stockport Women's Centre mission is to improve the quality of women's lives. Our services are open to all women equally. We aim to provide a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment, and to promote wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem amongst service users, staff and volunteers.


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Registered charity
No. XT23593
Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL)

SARSVL is a new Rape Crisis charity for Leeds, supporting women and girls whose lives have been affected by sexual violence of any kind.


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Registered charity
No. 273441
Taunton Women's Refuge

Taunton Women?s Refuge is a safe haven for women with or without children who have suffered domestic violence by someone with whom they have had an intimate relationship.


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Registered charity
No. 1037072
the nia project

the nia project aims to protect women and children who have experienced gender-based violence and to prevent such violence in the future. the organisation provides practical support e.g. refuge accommodation, advice, family services and training as well as raising awareness about and campaigning upon issues around violence against women.


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Registered charity
No. 1127620
Unseen

unseen helps people who have been victims of human trafficking. Primarily focussing on women who have been bought and sold to be forced into sexual exploitation, unseen raises awareness of the issues surrounding trafficking and aims to provide safe housing for victims, allowing them the chance to rebuild their lives.


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Registered charity
No. 1100214
V-Day

V-Day is a global movement working to end violence against women. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalise the spirit of existing anti-violence organisations and campaigns. V-Day in the UK promotes and coordinates events, as well as campaigning for change nationally and internationally.


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Registered charity
No. XT22603
Via Wings

It provides resources for those in the community most in need.


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Registered charity
No. 1130375
Videre

It empowers oppressed communities around the world by giving them the cameras, training and support needed to expose their plight and bring their oppressors to justice. The right footage put into the right hands at the right time will revolutionise the fight for human rights.


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Registered charity
No. 802135
Wells For India

Wells for India is an international charity dedicated to the provision of safe water to the poorest people in rural Rajasthan, India. We work with communities to implement a range of water harvesting measures using natural watersheds, and provide emergency water supplies and food during droughts.


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Registered charity
No. 1054621
Wish

Wish, founded in 1987, is a registered national charity whose mission is to provide long-term, gender-sensitive support and services to women with mental health needs in their journey through the criminal justice and mental health systems and into the community, and to support women to have their voices heard at a policy level.


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Registered charity
No. 328206
WOMANKIND Worldwide

WOMANKIND Worldwide is the only UK-based charity dedicated to women's rights and development globally.They work with local partners (and at national and international levels) across Africa, Asia, Central and Southern America and the Balkans to improve women's day-to-day lives.


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Registered charity
No. 1114667
Women In Need

Currently operating in Nagpur, Central India, WIN aims to benefit women worldwide, who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Leah and Usha help women suffering from the physical and social scars of Leprosy, as well as treating other problems such as HIV/AIDS, mental illness and the effects of rape and abuse.


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Registered charity
No. 1118613
women@thewell

Women@thewell, whose patrons include Baroness Helena Kennedy, aims to provide a creative and supportive space for vulnerable women based on Gospel values and to develop a holistic response to their needs. It aims to empower these women to make choices to improve the quality of their lives.


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Registered charity
No. 1115375
WOPILA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION LTD

Its focus is on giving a "hand up" to provide for long-term solutions to problems.


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